John McDaid, Sr. - Who Is Johnny McDaid Father?

by Mela Sun Nov 05 2023 Updated On Fri Mar 08 2024
John McDaid, Sr. - Who Is Johnny McDaid Father?

John McDaid, Sr. is the father of Johnny McDaid, a singer and songwriter.

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Married life

John has been happily married to Pauline McDaid. From their marital bliss, they became parents of six children. 

They named their children Aine McDaid, Brid McDaid, Maev McDaid, Rory McDaid, Sile McDaid, and Johnny McDaid. 


John McDaid, Sr.'s son, Johnny McDaid, was born on July 24, 1976, in Derry, Northern Ireland, and is 47 years old as of 2023.

Net worth

John McDaid, Sr.'s son, Johnny McDaid's net worth is about $5 million.

His son, Johnny McDaid, has been in a relationship with Courteney Cox

Johnny and Courtney met at a house party hosted by Courtney in 2013

Courtney revealed during an interview on Howard Stern's radio show that her friend Christa Miller had invited Ed Sheeran to the party, and he brought friends, including Taylor Swift and Johnny

She saw Johnny and was like, Oh, wow, he is really intense, got the eyes, plays the piano, and he is really, really handsome. 

She also revealed that she had an instant crush on him. 

She then told her friend about her crush, and her friend's husband then relayed the message to Johnny. 

They then began dating. They made their first red carpet debut on March 10, 2014, and then attended many events together. 

Courtney likes Johnny's patience, advice, and intelligence. Johnny thinks Courtney is his best friend, his partner in everything, and he loves her a lot.

They got engaged in February 2014 but announced their engagement only on June 26, 2014.

However, in December 2015, after being engaged for two years, they called their engagement off. According to a source, they had a problem for a long time. 

Johnny McDaid and his partner.
Johnny McDaid and his partner. Source: Instagram

But they couldn't stay away from each other for long and reunited on March 27, 2016, for lunch with daughter Coco

On April 13, 2016, they were spotted sharing a kiss in London. Finally, on May 10, 2016, they announced that they got back together. 

Johnny's mother also said that they all love Courtney.

Courtney calls Johnny her husband and says that "husband" is just a label and that she is married in her heart. 

Johnny also said that he doesn’t know if one can put a label on what makes their relationship work, but all he knows is that he has never loved anyone like he loves Courtney, and that is enough for him. 

Johnny has a tattoo of Courtney's initials, and they even consider having a baby together. 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, they had to be in a long-distance relationship as they lived on different continents and found it challenging. 

They celebrated their anniversaries, birthdays, Valentine's Day, and many occasions together whenever they could. 

On September 26, 2023, they celebrated ten years together. 

John McDaid and Ed Sheeran are happy to win Song Of the Year Award

John and Ed Sheeran are really happy that their song Shape of You won the Song of the Year award from BMI

They want to say thank you to the people who helped make the song and all the writers who are being celebrated. 

John also gives a special shout-out to his collaborator Fred Perry and Ed and hopes they keep making music together. 

He praised Fred by saying he is a joy and he brings his gift into every room into every room he walks into.

He is also grateful that Ed still trusts him to make music with him even after a decade of them writing songs together and hopes they have many more years to come. 

He is really grateful for the songs they make and then works their ass off and brings them around the world, breathing life into them every night.

John left Holly Solem for Courteney Cox

John was previously in a relationship with Holly Solem

Holly is a singer and songwriter, model, actress, and writer known for her work on Amazon’s Hand of God.

He later broke up with her and started dating Courteney Cox. Holly had a tough time in her love life when John left her. 

After the breakup, Holly used her feelings to write songs. 

She performed her song The Man at the premier of Hand of God, which John and Courteney attended as a couple.

Johnny's successful career 

Johnny is a talented musician and songwriter from Northern Ireland

He is known for being a member of the rock band Snow Patrol, where he plays piano and guitar and sings backing vocals. 

He has also worked with artists like Ed Sheeran and Robbie Williams as a songwriter. 

Before Snow Patrol, Johnny was the lead singer and songwriter for another band called Vega4

He’s written and produced songs for famous musicians like Ed Sheeran and Harry Styles and earned Grammy and BRIT Award nominations. 

Johnny has a music studio named Fieldwork Music in London, where he collaborates with other artists. 

He started playing music at a young age and decided to pursue a career in music instead of going to college. 

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